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Can I Take Garlic Juice To Lower Blood Pressure
Not with all: Grapefruit juice can block some of the metabolic enzymes responsible for limiting absorption of calcium channel blockers such as Procardia (nifedipine) and others. This results in enhanced effects of the medication, with levels in the body being much higher than intended. This can be dangerous. Your pharmacist can help you determine if your anti-hypertensive medication is in this category. ...Read more
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
Dr. My blood pressure keeps going up from 137 over 85. Twenty mins later its 170 over 95. I take lisinopril 10mg can i drink grapefruit juice same tim?
YES: However you should keep a BP journal and check your pressure 3-4 times daily ( morning, noon, dinner, bedtime ). Give the journal to your physician for possible medication adjustments ...Read more
Yes: People with high blood pressure should eat a healthy diet. Specific dietary recommendations include modest (less than 4 gms sodium/day) low salt diet with increased fruits and vegetables as in juicing. The specifics of best blood pressure diet is the DASH diet: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/public/heart/dash_brief.pdf. Kidney disease may be contraindication to more fruits/vegetables. ...Read more
My blood pressure was low I heard you can drink pickle juice to bring it back up.. Its the salt in it.?
A lot of salt in it: Pickle-juice tastes sour and because of that people often don't realize it has tremendous amount of salt in it. The sour/acid masks the tast of salt and so people dont know about the loaded-salt unless reading the label. I would not recommend it as a treatment, rather you should see your doc for an evaulation to find out why you have low BP and better treatment and be prescribed. Good luck. ...Read more
I am currently on antacand 16 mg and have been on them for nearly two years. I have been told by friends that grapefruit juice will affect my blood pressure. Is it true?
Candesartan: Atacand (candesartan) is a member of arb class of blood pressure lowering medications. It's also useful in protecting kidneys & heart. Care should be taken if also consuming potassium (k+) supplements or k+ containing salt substitutes, as arbs tend to maintain if not raise k+. Check out http://www.Drugs.Com/food-interactions/candesartan, atacand.Html for more info, but no mention of grapefruit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which vegetables are good in combating high blood pressure?. My mom suffers from it, so i extract their juices for her to drink to keep her healthy.
Reds and greens!: Nitrates in beets are beneficial to relaxation of blood vessels. Combine beets with a little bit of ginger and honey for a delicious drink, ! used hey protein with dark cherry juice for a more filling smoothie. Kale and other green add fiber and powerful antioxidants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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